Healthy & Happy Life

Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression

I have been working in higher education for over 12 years.  The number of students I've worked with who suffer from some form of depression is alarming and the statistics in Americans who suffer from depression are on the rise. Although exercise is not the end all be all method of treatment for depression, I… Continue reading Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression

Weight Loss & Nutrition

How To Start Your Fitness Journey

"Where do I begin?" This is one of the most common first questions for starting any new journey. So, you want to start your fitness journey! Great, but where do you start? I've been there! You don't know what you don't know right?! Everyone has to start somewhere however, I think it's important to gain… Continue reading How To Start Your Fitness Journey

Fitness Training

Runner’s Knee: Not Just For Runners

As I start planning my running season and training for the San Francisco Full marathon I can't help but immediately think about my poor IT bands and runner's knees.  I went on my first run of the season and my knees killed me! First, runners' knees can be all sorts of problems form IT band… Continue reading Runner’s Knee: Not Just For Runners

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Weight Loss Misconceptions

Let's face it, losing weight can be difficult.  It takes a lot of time, energy, patience and dedication to stick to creating healthy habits.  There are so many weight loss misconceptions it can get tough to figure out what to actually believe and stay motivated. Here are a few misconceptions that I think are important

Healthy & Happy Life

How to Attack Cold and Flu Season

It's officially cold and flu season.  As I write this blog I hear sniffles, sneezing, coughing, and I'm already trying to avoid that one co-worker who is starting to get sick.  I'm not a germ-a-phobe by any means but I want to avoid getting sick at all costs.  That might mean I disinfect my airplane… Continue reading How to Attack Cold and Flu Season

Fitness Training

How to Feel Confident in the Gym

New Year, New You!  The holidays have come and gone and now it's time to get back on track with your fitness goals.  Was your resolution to drop a few pounds, gain some muscles?  It's not as easy as it sounds to just go workout at the gym. I look around the weight room and… Continue reading How to Feel Confident in the Gym